School board appoints new RCHS principal

Robert Stump, left, is welcomed as the new high school principal by Rappahannock County School Board chair Wes Mills.

Robert Stump now adds the job of principal of Rappahannock County High School to his resume. The Giles County native was appointed June 8 by the Rappahannock County School Board.

Stump takes over his new duties on July 1. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in health and physical education from Emory and Henry College in 1987, and a master’s degree in administration and supervision from the University of Virginia in 2001. He has served as a classroom teacher, coach, high school assistant principal, principal of two high schools, and as a central office business operations administrator.

Stump served as chairperson of a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) school review team. He was named Youth of Virginia Speak Out Administrator of the Year for the 2008-2009 school year. The youth leadership organization is focused on saving the lives of teenage drivers.

“We had a number of outstanding candidates for this position,” said Superintendent Bob Chappell. “An interview team of teachers, administrators, and a parent recommended two finalists who were then interviewed by a committee of the School Board, new Superintendent Dr. Al Boone, and me. We are convinced Mr. Stump is the person who can bring stability to a fine high school and lead collaboratively with employees, students, and parents to make RCHS an outstanding school for
our students.”

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